Former Home - American Locomotive Co

Former Home - American Locomotive Co

This unique project transforms one of the oldest Brownfield sites in the country into an economically vibrant community with an exciting, innovative vision along one mile of waterfront.

ALCO circa 1890

ALCO circa 1890

The Schenectady Locomotive Works first began manufacturing locomotive engines in 1848.

Mohawk River, Schenectady

Mohawk River, Schenectady

In the late 1890s the Mohawk River in Schenectady was the place to be for boating and recreation.

American Locomotive Works cir. 1914

American Locomotive Works cir. 1914

Factories sprawled both sides of the Erie Canal.

Schenectady's Largest Employers

Schenectady's Largest Employers

In 1901, it merged with seven other builders to form the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), which expanded operations at the Schenectady plant and built the production facilities located in downtown Schenectady.

Erie Canal looking North

Erie Canal looking North

Late 19th Century

ALCO Site Survey - 1932

ALCO Site Survey - 1932

Inside ALCO's 1190' building - 1958

Inside ALCO's 1190' building - 1958

Abandoned Buildings

Abandoned Buildings

As major changes in the nation’s infrastructure shrank the market for US made locomotives and in 1969 the company ceased domestic operations closing its facility and abandoning the property.

ALCO from River

ALCO from River

GE continued operations there until the mid-1990s. Since that time, the property has sat abandoned at the gateway to Schenectady, an unmistakable reminder of the region’s economic decline.

Site Under Construction

Site Under Construction

June 2015

Site Under Construction

Site Under Construction

August 2015

Site Under Construction

Site Under Construction

October 2015

Harbor Construction

Harbor Construction

October 2015

Site Summer 2017

Site Summer 2017

Overlooking harbor and promenade

Overlooking harbor and promenade

Watch construction from start to finish! 

THE GALESI GROUP

  

Headquartered in Schenectady, NY, Galesi’s commitment to the area began in 1969. For over 45 years, Galesi has been investing in the region, its infrastructure, and its people.

 

The Galesi Group owns and manages a diverse real estate portfolio in excess of 11 million square feet of commercial, industrial and multi-family properties, the majority of which is located in the Capital Region, and has owned or developed over 20,000 apartments nationwide. Galesi’s diversified group of companies also includes one of the largest third-party logistics companies in the Northeast and an oil & gas company that produces over 11,000 barrels per day.

 

Over the past 5 years, The Galesi Group has invested over $150 million in downtown Schenectady and the $150 million Mohawk Harbor project is the result of the Galesi Group’s ongoing commitment to revitalize Schenectady. 

 

Mohawk Harbor is a complex project, a great challenge, and a once-in-a-generation opportunity. The new urban development replaces the eyesore at the gateway to the City of Schenectady, restores the waterfront, and is an exemplar example of a sustainable post-industrial redevelopment.

 

This is truly a community project and we want to recognize all of our partners that have put forth tireless efforts and worked with us throughout the development process. 

Development Partners:

Rush Street Gaming

BBL Hospitality

 

 

Master Planner and Architects:

Re4orm Architecture

Klai Juba Wald Architects

HBT Architects

 

Engineers:

Hershberg & Hershberg - Site Civil

Barton & Loguidice - Brownfield/Traffic

Clough Harbor Associates - Environmental/Civil

Dente Engineering - Geotechnical

M/E Engineering - Electric

MJ Engineering - Site Civil

TJ Hesnor - Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing

T.R. Johnson - Traffic Engineer

260 Structural Engineering

 

Financing:

Capital Bank

Key Bank

M & T Bank

NBT Bank

 

 

Public Partners:

Empire State Development

City of Schenectady

Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority

 

Public Utilities:

National Grid

 

 

 

Construction:

BBL Construction

Development Management Associates (DMA)

LeChase Construction

Norwood-LeChase

Rifenburg Contracting

T.W.&.A. Construction Management

 

Maritime Planner and Design:

Bergmann Associates

 

Public Relations:

Gramercy Communications

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